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Michael Ostrowski PhD

Michael C Ostrowski PhD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academic Focus
  • Tumor Microenvironment: Signaling pathway interactions across cell boundaries in breast and pancreatic cancer
  • Intersection of signaling pathways and transcriptional networks in differentiation, development and disease
  • Translation of basic science discoveries to patient outcomes
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Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, IL              1971-1975      B.S. Degree in Chemistry, 1975

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC  1975-1980      Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry, 1980


Academic Appointments


WH Folk Endowed Chair & Professor                        2017-Present

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department

College of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina


Professor & Vice-Chair                                               2014-2017

Cancer Biology & Genetics Department

College of Medicine

Ohio State University


Professor & Chair                                                       2006-2014

Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry Department                                            

College of Medicine

Ohio State University


Associate Professor & Professor                               1995-2006

Department of Molecular Genetics

College of Biological Science

Ohio State University



Assistant Professor                                                    1985-1995

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, N.C.                                                             


National Cancer Institute Senior Staff Fellow             1983-1985

Lab of Tumor Virus Genetics, NCI, NIH

Bethesda, Md.                                                           


National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Staff              1980-l983

Fellow, Lab of Tumor Virus Genetics, NCI, NIH

Bethesda, Md.